10 Top Party Cities in the World

If you love to travel, you probably enjoy the party scene as well. If you are looking for some spectacular places to go on your next trip, places where you can not only enjoy the sites but the vibes as well, we have put together the following list of the 10 top party cities in the world for you to choose from.

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

Rio de Janiero, Brazil, with Christ the Redeemer statue in the foreground. (Flickr/cdschock)

Not only is the annual Carnival event the wildest party in the world, the rest of the year in Rio is pretty spectacular as well. With its mix of pristine beaches, Samba music, and people young and old ready to have a good time, this is simply one party destination not to be missed.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires, Argentina (Flickr/David Berkowitz)

Great food, cheap beer, and nightclubs inviting you to dance the night away are all staples of Buenos Aires. As a major capital city, you really cannot go wrong with this Latin destination.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Mexico (Flickr/Sharon Hahn Darlin)

With its mix of great beaches, Mexican hospitality, and plentiful alcohol, there is never a shortage of parties in Playa del Carmen. There is always a great mix of young people partying here on school breaks, so the vibe is contagious.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands (Flickr/faungg’s photos)

No, Amsterdam does not make the list because of its liberal drug policies. This is a place where the weekend always has a great party calling out your name. The DJs here are world renowned, so dust off your dance shoes and prepare to have fun.

New Orleans, USA

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States – Boubon Street in the Early Morning (Flickr/Eric Gross)

The Rio of America, this is a special place in America that must be experienced in order to be understood. The Big Easy has long been a top party spot in the world, and that does not appear poised to change anytime soon.

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States (Flickr/Vxia)

Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain

Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain (Flickr/GanMed64)

In the heart of Spanish culture lies this gem of a beachside city, a place where a party is never very far away. This is a particularly good destination for the LGBT community, as diversity has long been embraced in its many nightclubs and discos.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain (Flickr/Jorge Franganillo)

Always host to one major world event or another, Barcelona is another great party destination. Year round great weather, excellent cocktails, and outdoor events galore make this place extra special.

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida (Flickr/Daniel Reichert)

Miami continues to be a top party destination thanks to its beaches that can be enjoyed almost any weekend of the year. Young people flock here from all over the world, adding to the fun loving and laid back nature of this region of the state.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand (Flickr/Mike Behnken)

The capital of Thailand is no stranger to late night parties. Discos and bars are on display throughout the city, so once you arrive the party has already begun.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand (Flickr/digitalpimp.)

Athens, Greece

The Parthenon at Dusk - Athens, Greece

The Parthenon at Dusk – Athens, Greece (Flickr/michel simeonidis)

Take some ouzo and add in the late night European culture, and the moos is already set for a great party in Athens. Greeks know hot to party and they are not afraid to help you enjoy yourself as well.

This list should help you get started as you plan your next great party destination. Get out there and enjoy, and make some special memories along the way.

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